Simple Dark Chocolate-HU Kitchen
I have been looking for chocolates that aren’t made with cane sugar. I recently reviewed a Raaka chocolate bar that was sweetened using maple sugar and another that was sweetened with yacón root.
I’m going to try Hu (as in human) Kitchen’s 70% dark made with coconut sugar. Organic fair-trade cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, and organic fair-trade cacao butter are the three ingredients in this chocolate bar.
Hu Kitchen chocolates are 70% dark chocolate, stone ground, and contain no cane or refined sugar, according to their website (also no dairy, no GMOs, no soy lecithin).
The Flavors Of HU Kitchen Chocolate
This chocolate starts with a strong sweet molasses and honey taste. This is most likely due to coconut sugar. Unfortunately, at least at first, the intensity drowns out the chocolate terroir. However, in the middle and at the end, I can detect earthy, nutty, and slightly spicy cocoa notes.
Fruity notes are almost non-existent. The coconut sugar and 70% chocolate complement each other beautifully. The overall impact is delectable!
- GET BACK TO CHOCOLATE: We couldn’t find delicious chocolate that fit our specs, so we made our own! Our chocolate bars are proudly Paleo, Vegan, Organic, with no dairy, no soy, no emulsifiers, no soy lecithin, no gluten, no refined sugar, no cane sugar, and no sugar alcohols.
- GET BACK TO HUMAN: We are inspired by quality food’s ability to heal vs poor quality food’s guarantee to hinder. We started Hu to help people get back to eating, living, and thriving like humans.
- SIMPLE CHOCOLATE: The one that started it all. Our Simple Dark Chocolate bar is made from organic house-ground cacao and has a rich cocoa flavor punctuated by subtle caramel notes. Just trust us, it’s a solid choice. Ingredient lists have never been so simple: Organic fair-trade cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter.
The Coconut Sugar
Coconut sugar is made from the sap of the coconut palm’s flower. The sap is extracted, heated until all of the moisture is evaporated, and then sold crystallized. When you purchase it, it resembles brown sugar.
Now, what’s all the fuss about coconut sugar? You’ve already read a lot about it as a better substitute for sucrose by now. But don’t get overwhelmed; this isn’t a superfood or a calorie-free miracle sweetener.
Coconut sugar has a higher vitamin and mineral content than cane sugar, as well as a small number of antioxidants that white sugar lacks. Coconut sugar is also lower in glycemic index. All of this sounds wonderful, but it also contains a lot of calories.
I believe that what distinguishes coconut sugar at this time is that it is not excessively refined or chemically altered. In comparison to sugar cane, it is also a very environmentally friendly and sustainable commodity.
Let’s talk about the Hu Basic Dark Chocolate bar, This only three ingredients chocolate bar fascinates me. Coconut sugar is one of my favorites. I love this chocolate.